Russia Africa Summit

Ukraine Invasion Reshapes Russia’s Energy Links with Africa

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted a shift in energy cooperation with African countries, once considered a priority for future upstream investment. Western sanctions have increased the importance of alternative energy partners and markets, including Africa, for Russia. Following the visits of several Russian delegations to African countries to discuss increased cooperation since the outbreak of…

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Real Estate Pricing

The Complexity of Real Estate Pricing

Real estate, a diverse and intricate asset class, defies a single, definitive measure of pricing. The intricacies of the market and the multitude of factors influencing buyer behavior make it challenging to gauge property-market values accurately. Each market-level metric encompasses a wide array of buildings, each possessing unique qualitative attributes. Nevertheless, by examining various approaches,…

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EuroZone Recession

Eurozone Plunges into Recession as Stimulus Measures Falter

The euro area’s abysmal performance, sinking into recession during the first quarter, occurs against a backdrop of seemingly favorable conditions. Plummeting energy and commodity prices should have provided a much-needed boost to the euro area’s GDP, bolstering its external sector through reduced imports. However, amidst this surge of irrational exuberance, the Citi global economic surprise…

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Atlantic Declaration UK US Relationship

Atlantic Declaration Sparks Competitive Landscape for Critical Minerals Trade

In a groundbreaking development, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and US President Joe Biden have forged the “Atlantic Declaration,” aiming to foster economic cooperation and bolster their respective nations’ growth. While not heralding a comprehensive free trade agreement, the declaration highlights the intent to establish a Critical Minerals Agreement between the two countries, which could…

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The US’s New Cold War with China and Russia: Why Protectionism and Sanctions Won’t Work

The United States is currently facing a new Cold War with China and Russia, but relying on protectionism and economic sanctions is not the solution. Instead, the US needs to learn from history and take a strategic approach to maintain its global dominance. After World War II, the US created powerful alliances like NATO and…

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